What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Colorful beetle
Location: Chicago area
May 19, 2014 1:27 pm
I had this bug sitting on my deck for hours this weekend. Can you identify it? Date was 5/18/14 in the Chicago area.
The colors were beautiful but I’ve never seen anything like it before. It was approx. 2.5″-3″ long.
Signature: LP

Fiery Searcher

Fiery Searcher

Dear LP,
This beautiful species of Caterpillar Hunter is known as a Fiery Searcher.  We wish you had sent a higher resolution image.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Chicago, Illinois

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